Dog Psychology, Behaviour & Training
Teach your dog good behaviour habits that will last a lifetime!
Understanding man’s best friend is vital for responsible owners and anyone working with dogs. Our online course will teach you about canine psychology, senses and behaviour, and you’ll learn basic dog and obedience training techniques.
This course will provide invaluable information for anyone who owns dogs, works with dogs currently, or plans to work with dogs in the future.
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- Understand how canine animals think and communicate
- Explore the behavioural development of puppies
- Learn the basic concepts behind dog training, and how they can apply to different situations.
- Control the movement of dogs through training and other methods.
- Discover the roles of working dogs, and the outline of how they can be trained.
Assessments: 9 modules / 9 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments
Delivery and support: This course is delivered online with tutor support via email or phone.
Duration: Approximately 80 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week. Enrol today and start when you are ready.
Start date: Get instant access to your course
Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete.
Course Level: 4
or from $25 a week on an interest free payment plan
Potential Career Outcomes
The Career Academy’s Animal Care graduates regularly start their own businesses. Graduates have also been employed in various animal care businesses. On completion of this course, you may be able to apply for jobs such as:
- Pet Shop staff member
- Animal Trainer
*Students will need to gain practical exprience not offered by The Career Academy to obtain Animal Trainer & Groomer positions.
The availability of animal care-related roles in New Zealand is expected to increase resulting in 150 job openings over the next 5 years. The salary ranges for Animal Care related work is between $37,000 – $55,000 per year.
Sources: Pay Scale NZ, Careers.govt.nz
Eden loves animals, and thought that The Career Academy would be the perfect place to help others grow their passion for animals as well. During her study at Unitec – Eden spent some time studying the fascinating behaviour of the baboons at Auckland Zoo. Fortunately, the other tutors at The Career Academy are both friendlier and better behaved, and she loves the community spirit around the office.
Of course, it’s the students that make it worth getting up in the morning. ‘It’s awesome when students add their own experiences to their assignments,’ and she especially loves to hear the stories about people’s pets.
When the last assignment is marked, Eden relaxes with horse riding and reading (but thankfully not at the same time).
ANCG153 – Nature and Scope of Canine Psychology
ANCG115 – Canine Senses and Communication
ANCG172 – Understanding Natural Canine Behaviour
ANCG112 – Canine Behavioral Development
ANCG113 – Canine Behavioral Disorders
ANCG106 – Basic Dog Training Principles
ANCG127 – Dog Obedience Training
ANCG122 – Controlling a Dog’s Movement
ANCG171 – Training Working Dogs
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Rachel (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)
Really enjoying my course. The feedback is great. My tutor Rachel is wonderful and always there if I need her. I’m working on my last assignment now and considering taking another course.
Eden (Pet & Animal Care Tutor)
I am finding the material in this course very helpful and most interesting. The best part is the positive feedback and support that I have received from my tutors Rachael and Eden. Can’t wait to study something new.
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